University council election postponed until June 8
The UG Central Election Committee (CSB) and the student parties are in agreement on this. ‘We’ve moved all the terms forward to allow the student factions some more time to prepare’, says CSB chair Mirjam Buigel.
Students up for election can sign up between Wednesday, April 29, and Wednesday, May 6, 1 pm. Students and PhD candidates can vote between Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12, 5 pm. Just like previous years, voting will be done online.
The results will be announced on Monday, June 15. Normally, the results are announced live during a council meeting, but the corona measures will prevent that this year. An alternative way of announcing the results is still being discussed.
Another uncertainty is what the various student parties’ campaigns will look like this year. Normally, the parties hang up posters and campaign on university grounds. Now that the university buildings are all closed, the parties will have to establish an online presence.
The CSB will help the student parties wherever possible. ‘The CSB is as impartial as possible and we want to make sure the elections go well’, says Buigel. ‘Because of the situation this year, we’ll help them raise awareness of the concept of co-determination. We hope the faculties also contribute more than just the usual messages.’